Historical Research


The Riley County Museum has many resources available to researchers who wish to find more information both online and by coming into our research library.

Index to "The Architects & Buildings of Manhattan, Kansas" by Dr. Patricia O'Brien
Pat O'Brien has compiled historical information about hundreds of local buildings and the architects and builders who created them. Lavishly illustrated with over 250 illustrations, this book is available at the Riley County Historical Museum. Publication of this book was supported by grants from the William T. Kemper Foundation and the Commerce Bancshares Foundation. Click here for an index of names and addresses in this book. Index to Architects and Buildings, Manhattan, KS.


Riley County, Kansas, Officials and Their Families, 1855-1900, by J. Harvey Littrell Short biographies of the officials who governed Riley County during its first 45 years, covering the Kansas Territorial and early Statehood periods. This book was published by the Riley County Historical Society in 1996 and is available for purchase online at the RCHS Books and Publications page and may also be available through interlibrary loan. For copyright permission, contact the Riley County Historical Society, 2309 Claflin Rd., Manhattan, KS 66502. Preface, Index, Appendix to Riley County, Kansas Officials, 1855-1900


Historical Documents


Riley County & Manhattan History & Timelines

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